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Transportation

Objective: To reduce fossil fuel emissions and the campus carbon footprint associated with transportation.

Goals:

Transportation

  • Create a comprehensive Campus Transportation Plan to balance the needs of all commuters to campus. (2008 plan)
    • The Plan will be drafted by the Transportation Committee, which will encompass all aspects of Transportation and Parking.
    • The Plan will include regular studies about the ever-changing transportation-related issues on campus such as parking spaces, fuel efficiency, biking infrastructure, etc.
    • The Plan will implement programs that will reduce the carbon footprint of campus related to transportation.
    • The Committee will provide annual reports on progress made on projects and studies over the course of the year.
  • Establish incentives for resident students to opt out of bringing a car to campus. (2008 plan)
  • Establish a rent-a-car program for resident students.
  • Increase awareness and education about means of alternative transportation such as OTI, Zimride, and vanpooling from Appleton/Neenah.
  • Provide an online calculator for the true cost of car ownership in an effort to reduce students with cars on campus (resident students in particular). (Partnership with Admissions/Student Affairs/Res Life).
  • Reassess moped parking guidelines and usage on campus for safety reasons.
  • Establish progressive goals for transforming campus fleet vehicles to fuel-efficient vehicles (hybrids, electric, biofuel, etc.). (2008 plan)
  • Participate in a carbon offset program for all campus-related air travel (especially related to Study Abroad and OIE).

Alternative Transportation

  • Increase the number and quality of bike facilities on campus to encourage students, faculty, and staff to bike to campus. These facilities should address factors such as different kinds of bikes and bike locks, inclement weather, and concentrated areas of use on campus.
  • Create incentives for students, faculty, and staff that bike to campus.
    • Tire inflation station/sell parts in the book store
    • Bike company associated with campus for biking needs. Monthly/weekly visits to campus for maintenance.
    • Establish regular events related to biking and alternative transportation to engender a campus biking culture.
    • Partner with the City of Oshkosh to help connect the city and campus and create a biking culture as a means of outreach and education.

Parking policies

  • Assess and re-line parking lots when applicable to ensure maximum parking space is achieved. This should be done initially but should not be maintained, as the campus will strive to move away from encouraging individuals from commuting to campus by vehicle.
  • Establish carpool spaces in each parking lot. The number of spaces allotted will be lot-dependant, but each lot should have at least one.
  • Electric vehicle, hybrid vehicle, etc. preferred parking spaces closer to buildings. These should be designated per parking lot based on the size of the lot, with larger lots having more of these kinds of spaces, and each lot should have at least one.
  • Offer different options of parking permits (students that only visit campus on selected days can still pay for the sem/yr but can only park M/W/F or T/Th at a discounted rate).
  • Establish an easy online program for visitors and community members coming to campus to find parking space. This should include being able to print a parking permit before coming on campus as well as regularly providing ample parking space for visitors and community members.
by Spanbauer, Bradley R last modified Apr 17, 2014 03:07 PM

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